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Comedy Central “Colbert Report”
January 5, 2010
Atul Gawande explains how checklists make flying, surgery and Van Halen shows safer
Johns Hopkins angle: The author of “The Checklist Manifesto” mentions in his interview (referring to Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine) to “a brilliant idea of an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins who brought checklists into intensive care units.”

Daily Exchange (Canada)
January 6, 2011
Charles Limb: Your brain on improv
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item calls attention to an online video lecture by musician and researcher Charles Limb, who is studying how the brain works during musical improvisation. It mentions that Limb holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and the Peabody Conservatory.

New Scientist (U.K.)
January 5, 2011
Apple service briefly suspended in Saudi Arabia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Avi Rubin, a Whiting School computer science professor who also is technical director of JHU’s Information Security Institute.

Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
January 6, 2011
Shacking up doesn't mean growing up
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece quotes from the writings of Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

CNN.com
January 6, 2011
Don't let a hospital kill your child
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Peter Pronovost, director of the Quality and Safety Research Group at Johns Hopkins.

International Space Fellowship
January 6, 2011
NASA Tests New Propulsion System For Robotic Lander Prototype
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to a partnership with the JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory to develop a new generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers to achieve scientific and exploration goals on the surface of the moon and near-Earth asteroids.

Baltimore Sun
January 5, 2011
Fear of 'lone wolf' misplaced
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Max Abrahms, a lecturer at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, where he teaches courses on counterterrorism.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
January 5, 2011
Reversing the flow
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial refers to observations by China expert Pieter P. Bottelier. A senior professor of China studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

WashingtonPost.com
January 5, 2010
Scientist haunted by misuse of drugs he invented
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes behavioral biologist Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine.

HealthLeadersMedia.com
January 6, 2011
Medical Imaging Study Flags Portable Media Problems
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports on a recent School of Medicine study and quotes one of the authors, Katarzyna J. Macura, an associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.

DOTMed.com
January 5, 2011
Image formatting incompatibility bedevils portable media
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports on a recent School of Medicine study and quotes one of the authors, Katarzyna J. Macura, an associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.

Arthritis Today
January 5, 2011
Mindfulness Therapy Offers Limited Fibromyalgia Relief
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Stephen T. Wegener, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the School of Medicine.

Eyewitness News 9 (Greenvile, N.C.)
January 6, 2011
Study: China Traffic Deaths Higher Than Police Say
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story reports on a study co-authored by Timothy Baker and Susan Baker, professors at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2011
IV fluids may harm patients headed to the ER
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on a new study led by Elliott R. Haut, an associate professor of surgery, anesthesiology and critical care medicine in School of Medicine.

Asbury Park Press (N.J.)
January 6, 2011
Blood donors urgently needed at Shore
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Donna Green, a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

MedGadget
January 5, 2011
Neural Activity of Creative Musicians Studied Under MRI
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item calls attention to an online video lecture by musician and researcher Charles Limb, who is studying how the brain works during musical improvisation. It mentions that Limb holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and the Peabody Conservatory.

Winkler Times (Canada)
January 6, 2011
Young violinist in concert Jan. 13
Johns Hopkins angle: At the age of 15, Katya Poplyansky began her bachelor of music at Peabody Conservatory, studying with Victor Danchenko. She was runner-up in Peabody's William Marbury Competition.

Tulsa World
January 6, 2011
Piano trio to make firsts at Tulsa debut
Johns Hopkins angle: The members of The Monument Piano Trio -- violinist Igor Yuzefovich, pianist Michael Sheppard and cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski – studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 6, 2010
Mt. Lebanon attorney to be Corbett's chief of staff
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that William Ward, who has been named chief of staff for Pennsylvania’s Governor-elect Tom Corbett, spends some of his free time traveling to Baltimore to cheer on his daughter's track team at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2011
JMU routs Towson, 99-68, shoots 66 percent from field
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college basketball item in this sports column reports that Lyndsay Burton had 15 points and Johns Hopkins held Bryn Mawr to six points in the second half of a 78-22 victory.

The Acorn (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
January 6, 2011
CLU professor to exhibit his digital artwork
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that artist/professor Timothy Hengst earned a graduate degree in medical and biological illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the School of Medicine and taught in the Johns Hopkins graduate program for nine years.

Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.)
January 6, 2011
Education advocate dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that scholarships enabled Donald Harting to attend Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University.

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Village Voice
January 5, 2011
The Rise of Clickers Is Starting to Change How College Professors Run their Classrooms
Advocates say that, when used properly, clickers not only allow professors to monitor attendance but to spur classroom discussion that is not dominated by a vocal few. Johns Hopkins is one of the universities mentioned in this story.

Inside Higher Ed
January 6, 2011
How Will Students Communicate?
College technologists and e-mail providers say that, in the campus context, reports of the death of e-mail have been greatly exaggerated.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 5, 2011
At Elite Colleges, Legacy Status Counts More Than Was Previously Thought, Study Finds
The chance of being admitted rose by 45 percentage points for applicants whose parents had been undergraduates there, a study found.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
January 6, 2011
Literary Struggle Continues Over Mark Twain’s ‘Offensive’ Words
Scholars are debating the wisdom of replacing the N-word with “slave” in a new edition of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” in an effort not to offend readers.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
January 5, 2011
Five Md. colleges make magazine's list of 100 best values
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has ranked the University of Maryland at College Park as fifth on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges. Salisbury University, Towson University, St. Mary's College of Maryland and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, also made the list.

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